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RATINGS: 2510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed with hefty amounts of European malts and four kinds of American hops, it delivers a blast of hop aromas, a rich middle of malt and hops, and a thrilling finish. It weighs in at 6.5 % alcohol by volume.

Why squeeze such a big brew into a little can?

Because we think fun in the great outdoors calls for great beer. Our cans go where bottled beers can’t, where flavorless canned beers don’t belong. And no matter where you drink Dale’s Pale Ale, our can protect it from light and oxidation far better than bottles do.

Northern Brewer for bittering, Cascade and Columbus for flavor, and a big, post-boil addition of Centennial for aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2015
Can kindly shared by Miro, many thanks. Oranfe golden color with medium white head. Citrus hops, caramel malt in aroma. Taste, citrus hops, caramel. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TATE (372) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Can. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Piney aroma. Big malt up front well balanced with the piney hops. This is a pretty strong pale ale but with the balance is pretty easy drinking. Solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (104) - - JUL 22, 2015
I had it straight from the can. Even in the can, you get a nice hop and caramel aroma. The taste is a very nice balance of hops, malt, and brown sugar. It’s nice and smooth. This was very impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (740) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
strong grassy caramel aromas, pale gold colour with foamy white head, well as for taste i find it quite sweet, brown sugar flavour, even the hop bitterness is quite sweet, refreshing and quite nice but i was expecting a hop bomb!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (448) - - JUL 18, 2015
The centennial certainly comes through. Big, bold and fruity. A heavy, sweet core from the malt with punch exotic and citrus fruits from the hops. Great from a can. Perfect for a picnic but I wouldn’t have too many - not a session beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1266) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus with pine. Flavor is citrus up front with a dry malt backbone and a pine hops finish. Nice crisp, clean, hoppy brew. Classic pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3368) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
It has been quite some years now since I first saw canned American craft beers and I remember being a bit skeptical about them, associating cans with metallic taste and cheaply made, bland beer styles, primarily lager and strong lager for alcoholics. Now I like them a lot, with the cans being lined with polymer in between the beer and the metal eliminating the metallic flavour; the countless craft beer cans are appealing to the eye, practical in use and protect the beer from light and oxygen probably better than a glass bottle does. This Dale’s Pale Ale started the canned craft beer movement with the intention of being able to easily take good beer outdoors on a walk in the Rocky Mountains, so I am happy to be able to taste one. It has a practically clear but eventually hazy, very warm and deep amberish orange colour with vivid fizz, supporting a creamy, moussy, complexely lacing, egg-white head with good retention. Lovely dry-hopped, blossomy and fruity aroma jumps into the nose, of overripe papaja, pink grapefruit, damp pine wood, soap, chicken stock, cookies, rose petals, hint of burnt toast and roasted pine nuts, bitter honey, tulips. Crisp, refreshing onset of redcurrant, mango, pineapple and starfruit, so a touch exotic but not overly so, sweetish with sourish balance further increased by a well-attenuated carbonation; a vague salty accent announces hoppiness, but passes through a soft, very bready, even somewhat biscuity malt flavour; the hoppiness, established by the three classic C-hops Centennial, Columbus and Cascade then blossoms in the finish, resiny, spicy, citrussy, notably piney, with an explicitly drying and bittering effect, very long and very quenching. Exemplary APA, less ’agressive’ than your average modern-day American style IPA with more bready malt sweetness coming through. I would recommend this as a perfect introduction to the APA style, and the can proves its point: the beer was canned fourteen months ago and I am eager to assume it would have been too ’old’ and weak in aroma if it had been simply bottled, but in this vessel, it has kept an unexpectedly large amount of its delicate hop fragrance. I guess canned IPAs can be stored longer than canned IPAs then, but I have yet to gain more experience with this. Time to experiment!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogre71 (80) - Utah, USA - JUL 11, 2015
HOPS very hoppy taste and aroma. From start to finish its pretty smooth with a bit of an after taste that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theshaftyguy (4) - Gainesville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
Surprisingly enough coming from a can it’s pretty good! It’s not as good as some pale ales i’ve had, but it comes through. I would buy it again! Check out my full video review of this beer at youtube.com/shaftyfingers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2681) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap at Cork and Cask. Pours an amber color with white head. Citrus, piney, hoppy aromas. Piney, citrus hop flavors with a strong caramel backbone. A classic pale ale.

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